Helmick is a 1989 graduate of Florida State University.
He played football at FSU under Head Coach Bobby Bowden
from 1986-88 (yes, that was the Deion era). His segment
coach was Chuck Amato. "I was lucky enough to be
at FSU when the great run got started while learning
from big names in the coaching business such as Amato,
Mickey Andrews, Brad Scott, Skip Holtz, and Mark Richt.
I think I drove them absolutely nuts with question after
Born on June 6, 1967 - Cumberland, MD
A captain for his high school football team (Fort Hill
H.S.)...helped lead the team into the Maryland State
Playoffs before being defeated in the semifinals. Todd
headed off to Tallahassee for an education. He returned
to Cumberland in 1990 and received a Computer Programming
Certification from Allegany College. (a.k.a. NationalChamps.net).
He later moved on to reside in Pittsburgh, PA for three
years while working for the Pittsburgh Pirates Administration.
"The baseball strike of 1994 was my last straw."
Moved south towards the College Park/Baltimore area
and currently resides in Baltimore. NationalChamps.net
was founded in 1999.
Owner Todd Helmick maintains an Official Heisman
Vote and is one of only 870 media members across
the nation to obtain such an honor. His Heisman Invitation
List is updated every week starting in early October.
NationalChamps.net Top 25 Preseason Poll and Preseason
All-American List has been recognized and/or utilized
by several major College Football outlets, including
the ACC Official Site, the Mountain West Official Site,
and numerous participating Division I-A institutions.
Links to official university websites using NationalChamps.net:
Official University Website Recognition
Owner Todd Helmick has his own in-studio college football
radio show locally on WNST
1570 AM Baltimore Sports Talk and appears
weekly on over 12 different stations through out the
country, including award winning talk shows through
out the Southeast: The Paul Finebaum Show and the George
Lapides Show. Other stations Todd regularly appears
Zone 790 - Atlanta, GA
KCSP 610 AM with Roger Twibell - Kansas City, MO
Sports Radio 540 - Clarksville, TN
WHOO ESPN 1080 - Orlando, FL
WKJK 1080, The Sports Forum - Louisville, KY
WTBC 1230 - Tuscaloosa, AL
WPTF Radio - Raleigh, NC
The Eagle 93.9 FM SportsCall - Auburn, AL
ESPN 840 AM - Charlottesville, VA
WTKA 1050 AM - Ann Arbor, MI
WJOX 690 AM - Birmingham, AL
WLNI 105.9 FM - Lynchburg, VA
Iowa Radio Network
WHAS Clear Channel Radio - Louisville, KY
KWBG AM 1590 - Boone, IA
ESPN AM 1430 The Sports Addict Radio Network - Blacksburg,
Fox Sports Radio 810 AM - Virginia
WDWS Sportsnight - Champaign, IL
ESPN 1400 AM - Decatur/Huntsville, AL
Clear Channel Radio - Lima, OH
92.7 The Ticket - East Lansing, MI
WHBQ 560 AM with George Lapides - Memphis, TN
Paul Finebaum Radio Network - finebaum.com
has written numerous college football columns for newspapers
through out the east and west coast. His weekly articles
during the fall can be found at his hometown newspaper
- The Cumberland Times-News.
has utilized the NationalChamps.net 2003 Preseason Strength
of Schedule as part of an unofficial version of Preseason
BCS Rankings. The Preseason BCS Calculations were formed
using the average team rankings between the preseason
Coaches Poll and the major preview magazines along with
the 2003 schedule strength ratings from NationalChamps.net.
Illustrated has recognized NationalChamps.net as the
best location for locating every major College Football
Preseason Top 25 poll. The National Champs Preseason
(NCS) System is an average of every major Top 25 poll
and is updated daily during the off-season.
the NationalChamps.net Preview is an influential source
for many AP voters, writers, and other esteemed personnel
in the field. Our breakdowns are utilized by many of
the AP writers and voters during the spring and summer
site’s All-Time Database uniquely provides a depth
of College Football information and history most other
sites and/or media web-outlets ignore.
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time and channel) has been called a "must print"
guide for the serious college football couch potato
by the Atlanta Constitution Journal.
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